JAXPORT sets new cargo records in 2019

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), Florida’s largest container port, achieved record volumes in containers, vehicles and overall tonnage during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2019. JAXPORT moved more than 1.338 million twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers), a 5 percent increase over 2018, which was also a record year in container volumes for the port. JAXPORT has set container volume records for four consecutive years. The ... [+]

Vehicle logistics executive Ben Buben joins JAXPORT Commercial team

JAXPORT, the nation’s second-largest vehicle handling port, welcomes Ben Buben as the port’s new Director of Cargo Sales, specializing in auto and Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) cargoes. Buben is responsible for attracting new vehicle and RoRo business to JAXPORT and managing the port’s relationships with auto processors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and ocean ... [+]

JAXPORT Maritime Community Supports Relief Effort in The Bahamas

Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) tenant SSA Atlantic recently shipped a container filled with relief aid to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. The container was donated by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and shipped to Freeport from JAXPORT aboard an MSC vessel. The donated items, which include first aid kits, ... [+]

FDOT awards JAXPORT additional funding for harbor deepening

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded JAXPORT an additional $35.3 million in funding for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The funding will be used toward exercising the second phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ contract B, which will deepen the project’s next 2.5 miles. To date, the ... [+]

JAXPORT Achieves Best Ever July; On Pace for New Record

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has achieved its best ever July container volumes, with total container movements increasing 19 percent over the previous July. More than 116,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers) moved through JAXPORT in July 2019. So far in Fiscal Year 2019, more ... [+]

JAXPORT welcomes FDOT Secretary

JAXPORT CEO Eric Green and other port executives recently welcomed Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault for an update on port growth and a waterside tour of ongoing port projects. The visit included a look at how the projects—from berth enhancements to Mile Point and harbor deepening—work together to ... [+]

JAXPORT sets container, auto records through first three quarters of FY 2019

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) achieved a record number of container and auto moves during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2019. During this time, JAXPORT moved nearly one million containers, a six percent increase over the same period last year. The port also moved nearly 535,000 auto units ... [+]

JAXPORT generates more than 26,000 area jobs

Cargo activity through Jacksonville’s seaport positively impacts tens of thousands of jobs and supports nearly $31.1 billion in annual economic output for the region and state, according to a newly released study. The study, citing double-digit growth in the port’s total economic impact over the last five years, was conducted by ... [+]

JAXPORT on pace for record container, auto volumes

Through the first eight months of Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) fiscal year 2018-2019, the port is on pace to achieve records in container TEU volumes and auto units. JAXPORT’s fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2018. Through May 2019, JAXPORT facilities have handled: • 896,795 TEUs, an 8 percent increase over the same ... [+]

AMPORTS expands acreage at JAXPORT

The Governing Board of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has approved two new long-term agreements with AMPORTS, one of the largest automobile processors in North America, significantly expanding the company’s lease space at the port in Jacksonville, FL. AMPORTS and its predecessor companies have operated at JAXPORT for more than 40 ... [+]

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